Friday, November 20, 2020

November 20th - Have a safe holiday break!

 

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HTH School Calendar 20-21
Thanksgiving Break Nov. 23rd-27th
School Resumes Nov. 30th
Save the date: All School Exhibition Dec. 16th and 17th

Click here for the latest information regarding the Corona Virus and HTH
 “The more you practice the art of thankfulness,
the more you have to be thankful for.” - Anonymous
#hthpride #weareallinthistogether
HTH Staff wishes our entire HTH community a safe, healthy and happy holiday break.
Best advice, get off zoom, get outside and wash your hands! 
Special holiday message from our HTH Social Emotional Development Specialist Olusola Oluwa to all of our HTH families. 
A special holiday message from 12th grade HTH Art teacher Lucera Gallegos to all of our HTH families. 
How do you motivate 9th graders to get their work done? Promise some silly human tricks. Way to go HTH teacher Brian Delgado. Check out the video here! 

 HOLIDAY SHOPPING?
(EARN FREE MONEY FOR HTH ON EVERY PURCHASE)
  • Set up Amazon Smile with HTH as the beneficiary on your browser AND your mobile app (.5% earned)
  • Bookmark our HTH Amazon Affiliates link in your web browser for shopping convenience! (avg 5% earned)
  • To make it more convenient, consider making ‘one time’ purchases of a retailer gift cards using Benefit App then use that gift card credit through your Benefit App ‘wallet’ throughout the year. For example, buy a $500 Amazon card and apply it to your Amazon account to use as the ‘payment method’ throughout the year. For example, buy a $50 Starbucks gift card through the Benefit App and apply the code to your Starbucks app for purchases
Still have questions, check out this tutorial or email hthpacommunications@gmail.com
College News 

Hi all.  We will be holding College APP Hours over Thanksgiving Break, to help seniors complete their college applications and answer last-minute questions.  

College APP Hours: Turkey Break '20

A big thank you to Taya and Tara, who will also be taking time from their vacation to help!!
No appointments necessary -- seniors just drop into work on apps or come with questions.
UC deadline: Nov. 30 
FAFSA:  suggested deadline is Nov. 30
CSU/CSU EOP deadline: Dec. 4

Please complete the FAFSA as soon as possible or reach out to me for additional questions nwyatt@hightechhigh.org because when the money is
gone, the money is gone.

Nicholle Wyatt in the
College Counseling Department
 

 

SPORTS NEWS
IMPORTANT SPORTS UPDATE:
As we get closer to the Dec. 12th date to resume CIF Sports, all HTH athletes must create or update their profiles on athleticclearance.com. See below for step by step directions. If you want to play, you need to do this ASAP. 

CIF Update on Calendars for the year, 

Update on CIF Master Calendar

How do I sign up for HTH Athletics?

Please make sure all athletes create or update their athleticclearance.com profile. This is important so coaches can be in contact with their athletes as we begin our seasons.  
Not only do all athletes need to be in athletic clearance with all their paperwork filled out and signed, they also need an updated sports physical for the 20-21 school year.  If you want to be a part of HTH Athletics please do these 2 important things as soon as possible.

Monday, November 16, 2020

November 13th

 

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“I like student- led conferences because it gives the students a voice to the teacher.” - HTH Student
#hthpride #weareallinthistogether
Click here for the latest information regarding the Corona Virus and HTH
Justice for the People and Planet 11th Grade Biology Project- Students are proposing their research virtually this week. Professional scientists from institutions including but not limited to UC Berkeley, the National Park Service, and the International Halibut Commission are reviewing them and giving feedback before the research starts next week. Student researchers are exploring the urban environment in San Diego and the connections between human impacts and ecosystem services.
9th Grade Physics Project with Amilio/Juli and Taya's team. 
9th grade Physics/Math teacher Brian Delgado takes photos to compare the artificial reef Semester Azul students planted last year to what it looks like now. 
Congratulations to HTH Senior Chloe Slack! She is our HTH Heisman Scholarship winner!
The Heisman Memorial Trophy is renowned for symbolizing the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The Heisman High School Scholarship, presented by Acceptance Insurance, extends the Heisman prestige to our nation’s most esteemed male and female high school seniors by recognizing and rewarding outstanding scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories not only happen on the field, but in their schools and communities. 
Students in the HTH Student Wellness Club created a list of Self Care activities that cover four areas, physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual. Which ones are you including in your daily routine? Student Wellness Club meets on Wednesdays at 3:30pm. 
With distanced learning in place off campus right now, many of our students are needing more social interaction. We are not acting on behalf of the school, but rather a group of parents who would like to provide some small group social interaction for our students.  We would like to explore interest in setting up ways for students to socialize in small groups within a close geographical area and build HTH community. Please complete the following survey to express interest in participation in a small group setting. Your information will be shared with others who are interested. Any questions? hthpacommunications@gmail.com 
DEEPER LEARNING 

From  HTH Journalism Club:
SLC Week: Zoom v.s. Real Life 

 

By : Lucía C. López

Since Covid-19 everything has been altered in some way, and so has SLC’s or Student Led Conferences. The week after SLC happened, it got me thinking about how the experience has probably been way different for teachers,  students and especially first year students  so I wanted to know more. I conducted five interviews that I knew would have all different points of views. Such as teachers, new teachers, students that have been at HTH for a long time and new students. 

Profiles of Interviewees:

Juli Ruff: Has been a teacher at HTH for 14 years and teaches ninth grade Humanities.

Michael Chin: First year as full-time teacher, as a tenth grade math teacher. Also is my advisor at HTH.

Student #1: Has been a student at HTH for three years, is a ninth grader.

Student #2: 9th grade student new to HTH 

Student #3: 9th grade student who has been at HTH since kindergarten

Read more.....

Do you have another child who does not currently attend a High Tech High school? Now is the time to apply to HTH! Our application is available online at https://hightechhigh.schoolmint.net/. You will need the PowerSchool ID of your current student, which you can find by logging into PowerSchool or by asking your Site Manager. Please apply before the February 5th deadline to ensure your sibling is entered into the lottery. Priority is given to children who have currently enrolled siblings, but it is not guaranteed. Admission is based on space available and the best years to apply are K, 6th and 9th grades. 

Visit our HTH Admissions Website for more information and FAQs. Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@hightechhigh.org with any questions.

PARENT WORKSHOPS
     
Join us for a Wellness Club for HTH Parents. We will meet virtually on Wednesday, November 18th @ 3PM for parents and 3:30PM for students. Click on this link to register  Click here for a New Website for all things mental health  
 
Bienestar
Apoyo de Salud Mental para Nuestros Estudiantes y Familias
Adolescentes en los tiempos del COVID-19
Seminario de Escuela para Padres/Madres/Guardianes
Este seminario será dado en dos partes en Espanol:
Primera parte: Miércoles 18 de noviembre a las 6 30 pm.
Segunda parte: Miércoles 2 de diciembre a las 6 30 pm.

https://hightechhigh-org.zoom.us/j/85665008026...
Meeting ID: 856 6500 8026
Passcode: familia
 
Pregunta a Andrew tomando un cafe (Espanol)

Cuándo: Jueves, 19 de noviembre de 2020 06:30 p.m. hora del Pacífico (EE. UU. Y Canadá)
Regístrese con anticipación para esta reunión:
https://hightechhigh-org.zoom.us/.../tZUlde6trDIjE9JfY2Ib...
Después de registrarse, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con información sobre cómo unirse a la reunión.
PAST PARENT WORKSHOPS
 
 
LOGOWEAR

 EARN MONEY FOR HTH TODAY
Go to the app store and download the Benefit app!

OR
  • Set up Amazon Smile with HTH as the beneficiary on your browser AND your mobile app (.5% earned)
  • Bookmark our HTH Amazon Affiliates link in your web browser for shopping convenience! (avg 5% earned)
  • To make it more convenient, consider making ‘one time’ purchases of a retailer gift cards using Benefit, then use that gift card credit through your Benefit App ‘wallet’ throughout the year. For example, buy a $500 Amazon card and apply it to your Amazon account to use as the ‘payment method’ throughout the year. For example, buy a $50 Starbucks gift card through the Benefit App and apply the code to your Starbucks app for purchases
Still have questions, check out this tutorial or email hthpacommunications@gmail.com
College News 

Seniors: I am encouraging you and your senior to fill
out and submit the FAFSA application by November 30th.  This is because money is passed out on a first come, first serve model and we want to ensure your
family receives the most amount of money possible. 
Please complete the FAFSA as soon as possible or reach out to me for additional questions nwyatt@hightechhigh.org because when the money is
gone, the money is gone.

Nicholle Wyatt in the
College Counseling Department
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Photos from 10th grade on College Day! Thank you Sarah from the University of Wisconsin for visiting with us! 

Will you be the first in your family to attend college? Get advice from admissions counselors and current students who were also the first in their families to go to college. This panel discussion, featuring Caltech, the University of Massachusetts - Lowell, the University of Washington, and Wesleyan University, will take place Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT.

It's a free event hosted by the Coalition for College, an organization focused on college access, affordability and student success. Register on the Coalition's website.

SPORTS NEWS
IMPORTANT SPORTS UPDATE:
As we get closer to the Dec. 12th date to resume CIF Sports, all HTH athletes must create or update their profiles on athleticclearance.com. See below for step by step directions. If you want to play, you need to do this ASAP. 

CIF Update on Calendars for the year, 

Update on CIF Master Calendar

How do I sign up for HTH Athletics?

Please make sure all athletes create or update their athleticclearance.com profile. This is important so coaches can be in contact with their athletes as we begin our seasons.  
Not only do all athletes need to be in athletic clearance with all their paperwork filled out and signed, they also need an updated sports physical for the 20-21 school year.  If you want to be a part of HTH Athletics please do these 2 important things as soon as possible.